SAT, OCT 23, 2021
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Cuban piano phenomenon from Havana Dayramir González brings a special program titled "Havana Today, Afro Cuban Jazz" a tribute to Chucho Valdes, Chico O'farrill and Chick Corea featuring his Habana enTRANCé quartet with Dayramir González on piano, Juan Chiavassa on drums, Dean Torrey on bass, and Roberto Quintero on percussion. Representing the young generation of Afro-Cuban jazz, Dayramir González performed in 15,000-seater stadiums with legends like Chucho and Bebo Valdes and headlined Carnegie Hall.
Mr. González is a stunningly gifted composer and arranger. (The Wall Street Journal)
His refined yet bravado-infused pianism naturally extends the brilliant legacy of Cuban jazz pianists from Bebo Valdes to Chucho Valdes to Gonzalo Rubalcaba. (LA Weekly)
Dayramir began his professional career as a pianist and composer with former Irakere member, Oscar Valdes’ Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble Diákara at the age of 16. Since winning Havana’s JoJazz festival in 2004 and 2005, Dayramir has gone from winning three Cubadisco awards for his 2007 debut album “Dayramir & Habana enTRANCé” to becoming Berklee College of Music’s first Cuban national “Presidential Scholarship” recipient.
The culmination of his journey as a young Havana-native who continues and brings the Afro-Cuban music legacy to New York is synthesized in his latest album “The Grand Concourse,” a name inspired by the thoroughfare that runs through the Bronx and a concept that reflects the uncommonly dynamic range of pieces from the pulsating West African bass motif found in Situaciones en 12/8 to the contemporary take on the classical Cuban tradition of the late 19th century to the haunting orchestral jazz ballad of Blood Brothers. Dayramir is making his mark as a leading international composer, orchestrator, bandleader and pianist.
This engagement of Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.